The San Diego Police Department has released video and body-cam footage showing the moment two officers shot and wounded a man who they say pointed a gun at an officer during an attempted arrest Saturday.
A video clip posted on the department's YouTube page shows various video clips from surveillance cameras and body-cam equipment. "The San Diego Police Department is committed to being open and transparent with the public. The following link is a critical incident video regarding the officer involved shooting that took place yesterday, June 27, 2020," police said in a release sent to media Sunday.
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According to witnesses, shots rang out around 6 p.m. near the corner of 6th Avenue and B Street, a few blocks east of the San Diego Civic Center. SDPD said that officers spotted a man wanted in connection with a robbery that happened earlier this week.
Police said officers tried to talk with the man but he walked away. The man then dropped some items from his arms and "reached into his waistband. He produced a handgun and then pointed it at the officers" said SDPD Capt. Rich Freedman. "For fear that they were going to be shot, the officers return fire."
Police have identified the suspect as Leonardo Hurtado Ibarra, 25, of San Diego. Ibarra remains in the Intensive Care Unit with life- threatening injuries, according to SDPD Lt. Matt Dobbs.
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